Pioneering Movements: A Book Review

As one who is supervising the writing of a Master’s thesis over the course of this year on the topic of church planting, I was thrilled to receive a review copy from IVP on the notion of pioneering movements. What is especially helpful about this volume is its practical application to the multiplication (and not simply addition) of those participating in the job of planting churches and the planting itself.

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Responding to Decline

How should the church, and we as ministers, respond to decline?  It seems our normal way is to try to be ever more…

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Using the Dirty "E" Word

You know the word…”ecumenical”. At least, I always used to think it was a dirty word. What does it mean to be “ecumenical”? It refers (in my usage) to

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More on Rural Churches

“Think Theology” has offered another thought provoking post on what is involved in rural pastoral work.  Specifically, Pastor Able Baker (in BC) has…

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A Church I Can Believe In

A major issue in our western consumerist culture is that consumerist concerns are immediately applied to the way Church is viewed and practiced. …

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